Mental health first aid class offered

Fairview is teaching community members how to respond when someone is experiencing a mental health crisis.

On Friday, Sept. 15, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Fairview Northland Medical Center will host a free, hands-on Mental Health First Aid class in Elk River. The class teaches people what to do when someone is having a mental health crisis. It introduces risk factors and warning signs of mental illness and substance abuse disorders.

This course is open to the public and and will be held at Sherburne County Government Center – Emergency Operations Center, 13880 Business Center Drive, Elk River.

Register online at, by email at [email protected] or by calling Tiffany Utke at 612-706-4566. Participants must register before Sept. 8.

This course is aimed toward people with little to moderate knowledge of mental illness. It is sponsored by Fairview Community Health, Fairview Northland Medical Center and Sherburne County Health and Human Services.